Company Appoints Veteran Sales and Business Development Leader to Manage Company's High Growth Key Accounts Channel.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ. - February 26, 2007 - - DBL Distributing, Inc., one of the largest and fastest growing wholesale distributors of consumer electronics accessories and related products in the United States, today announced the appointment of Raymond T. Di Filippo as Vice President of Key Accounts. Di Filippo, a proven leader in sales and business development with 25 years of experience delivering strategic sales, promotional and merchandising programs, joins DBL's management team most recently from Gibson Audio (Division of the Gibson Guitar Corporation), where he held the position of Vice President Sales and Channel Development.
As Vice President of Key Accounts, Di Filippo will be responsible for leading the development and growth of new and existing key accounts within DBL's rapidly growing fulfillment services/e -commerce customer segment. With an extensive background in product and program development, strategic planning, project management, promotional and merchandising development, Di Filippo's experience in sales and account development will provide the foundation for DBL's strategy to deploy an outside sales presence. Ray will focus on growing new and existing fulfillment service and e -commerce accounts among ''click and mortar'' consumer electronics dealers and retailers nationwide. Prior to joining DBL, Di Filippo held a variety of senior management positions with Gibson Audio, AFV/Orbital, Inc., Gardner Bender, Solatube International, Inc., and The Stanley Works bringing a breadth of knowledge to this position.
''Ray brings 25 years of successful experience to this position,'' says Bruce Kuperman, Senior Vice President of Sales at DBL. ''He is an exceptional strategic thinker and leader. He'll be a key asset in developing future growth and vision for our key accounts channel.''
''Ray is a seasoned professional with a strong track record of delivering sales and business development programs that yield positive results,'' states David Lorsch, DBL's founder, president and CEO. ''His broad industry experience coupled with strengths in account and market development makes him an ideal sales leader capable of growing our key accounts segment.''
Di Filippo added: ''I am proud to join one of the strongest sales and marketing driven organizations in the consumer electronics industry, and look forward to selling in a world -class organization, complete with incomparable management and enthusiasm and acclaimed service levels - I am anxious to play a part in taking DBL to new heights.''
Ray currently serves as a board member of the Consumer Electronics Association (CES) Accessories Division.
About DBL Distributing, Inc.
DBL Distributing, Inc. is one of the nation's top distributors of consumer electronic accessories and related products, with more that 32,000 retail customers nationwide. Headquartered in a 144,000 square foot facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, DBL carries more than 17,000 products from 380 quality manufacturers. Offering services such as same day shipping, best price for 1 or 100 pieces and a no minimum order policy, DBL's business strategy proves that customers come first. For more information please visit http://www.dbldistributing.com/ or contact them at 800.733.6766.